Now celebrating its 35-Year Anniversary, the Bemis Center is seeking a creative, experienced Communications Director to lead all marketing and communications efforts to advance the organization’s mission.

Job Information

Position Title: Communications Director

Company Name: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Location: Omaha, Nebraska, 68102, United States

Job Function: Public Relations/Marketing

Job Type: Full-time

Entry Level: No

Job Duration: Indefinite

Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Min Experience: 3-5 years

Required Travel: 0-10%

Position Summary

The Communications Director is the voice for the Bemis Center brand. This role requires creativity and strategy to develop and promote messaging that communicates the mission and values of this artist-centric non-profit and its role in the local, national, and international arts communities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to imagine and implement innovative marketing strategies to build awareness and support for Bemis Center programming. S/he will be responsible for developing and managing organization-wide communication plans for all Bemis initiatives, and building relationships and working with local media and community partners.

Primary Responsibilities

The Communications Director leads all marketing and communication efforts of the Bemis Center, and reports directly to the Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create and execute high-level strategies to present a clear, consistent message that promotes the Bemis “story”;
  • Develop and execute an effective annual marketing strategy that involves local and national partnerships to ensure consistent and broad exposure of the Bemis brand;
  • Refresh and manage the Bemis’s brand, including the coordination and launch of a new website for the organization;
  • Develop content and manage all Bemis Center electronic communications and online presence, including monthly e-newsletters, website updates, and social media posts/activities;
  • Establish strong professional relationships with local and regional media, create and disseminate press releases, and serve as media liaison for the organization;
  • Manage the design and production of all printed materials, including exhibition and residency brochures, promotional mailings, annual reports, membership brochures, and all support materials for the Bemis Center’s annual Benefit Art Auction;
  • Develop print and online ads and on-air promotional copy;
  • Lead and manage cross-departmental communications to effectively and efficiently advance communication efforts internally and externally;
  • Establish and implement an internal organization-wide style guide for all print and digital communications;
  • Track and evaluate analytics and other audience-specific data to help guide external marketing and communication strategies;
  • In coordination with the Executive Director and Operations Director, develop and manage annual communications budget, including negotiating contracts with related vendors.
  • Successful candidates will have 3-5 years experience as a communications professional, preferably in the context of a small-to-medium-size arts organization or other non-profit organization;
  • S/he will also, at a minimum, hold a Bachelors degree in communications, marketing, advertising, or public relations;
  • Demonstrated experience envisioning and implementing organization-wide communications/marketing plans required;
  • Flawless command of written language and an editor’s attention to detail are also a must;
  • Have a strong command of digital and traditional media platforms, with excellent computer skills;
  • Informed aesthetic sensibility when it comes to print and digital design;
  • Creative and strategic thinker with the capacity to take initiative and to work independently and as a team player in a fun, yet demanding arts organization;
  • It is understood the ideal candidate will understand and promote the Bemis Center’s mission in a clear, spirited manner;
  • A successful background check is required.
Job Information
  • Omaha, Nebraska, 68102, United States
  • 26750089
  • February 2, 2016
  • COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR at Residency Arts Organization
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%
  • $0.00 – $0.00 (Yearly Salary)